Light on Steel on Water
Historic Philadelphia Navy Yard
See paintings capturing ships docked in the Delaware River.
The paintings featured in this exhibit depict ships at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility at the Navy Yard, formerly known as the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, which closed in 1995. Some of the ships featured are reserved, or “mothballed,” for possible reactivation while others will be disposed through other means. Upon first glance, the artists have seemingly favored the industrial naval ships over the natural vistas of the river. However, the play of light and atmosphere envelops the river and ships, challenging us to see them as a whole.
visit the seaport museum
Immerse yourself in award-winning and interactive exhibits and climb aboard the oldest floating steel warship in the world on Cruiser Olympia and submerge yourself aboard the World War II-era Submarine Becuna.